Appeals Court Clarifies Ineligibility Period Under New Jersey Pay-to-Play Rules

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Appeals Court Clarifies Ineligibility Period Under New Jersey Pay-to-Play Rules

by Gary S. Cucchiara on May 25, 2012

New Jersey’s pay-to-play rules, which prevent companies from entering into public contracts after making significant political contributions, just got a bit tougher for New Jersey businesses. Yet, at the same time, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey provided much needed clarification for New Jersey state agencies when it comes to determining eligibility for public contracts.

The Facts of the Case

The case, In re Appeal of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, was brought by Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. The New Jersey Department of Treasury determined that Langan was disqualified from being awarded state contracts because the company had made a political contribution within the eighteen-month period preceding the submission of a bid for a New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) procurement.

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